828-659-6661     |    M.A.T.C.H 828-659-5289


Amy Vaughn
M.A.T.C.H Clinical Outreach Coordinator

828-259-3879 Ext 331   |    

“The M.A.T.C.H. program  takes a unique and holistic approach to health by not only providing access to quality care, but utilizing valuable resources in the community to address the social and economic needs of our clients.  By looking at the bigger picture, and addressing the multiple challenges our clients face, we hope to give more people the opportunity to lead healthier successful lives.  As a life long resident of this community it is truly a privilege to have a role in helping the region become a healthier place to live and work.”

Nick Byrd
Manager - WorkFORCE Wellness Program

828-442-6030   |    

Nick serves as the Employee Health Advisor and manages the WorkFORCE Wellness Program. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Wingate University. He was born and raised in McDowell County and this has driven his focus to continually work toward improving the overall health and wellness of the county he calls home. In his free time, you will likely find him getting muddy at an obstacle course race or cheering on his Blue Devils and Panthers!

Ginger Webb
Community Engagement Project Coordinator

828-460-4511   |    

"I am a proud McDowell County native. Grassroots community development has become a passion that drives me to work hard everyday for McDowell residents. Our county is so rich in natural beauty and economic opportunities. I hope to inspire people to work together for the betterment of our neighborhoods, communities, and region. The Community Engagement Project and the forums supported by the project identifies leaders, builds relationships, and allows folks to problem solve and overcome barriers to health. In my downtime, I enjoy camping and hiking with my family, reading, cooking, and yoga. "